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Healing Grace for Upper Egypt

Umm Peter stood with dignity in the corner of her simple, cinderblock home. With an appearance weathered over the years, in grandmotherly fashion she spoke of the men of the village and the difficulties of life. 671 more words


Residential Dance Week in Austria, with Astrid Pinter & Liza Wedgwood

Shaabi to Sharqi (Folk to Classical)

How surprising it is to find a strong connection between the earthy exuberant and celebratory Shaabi dancing of the village peoples of Upper Egypt, the Saiid, and that which we call Sharqi or Classical, the dual form of Courtly and Modern Raqs Sharqi.  223 more words

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Western Desert, Egypt

After any more than a few days in chaotic and carcinogenic Cairo, thoughts inevitably turn to escaping to a place of tranquillity. No better rest bite then, than a weekend foray into the Western Desert: Bahariyya Oasis, and the other-worldliness of the Black Desert and the White Desert. 565 more words


Karkadeh - Pharaoh's tonic

Karkadeh (hibiscus tea) كركديه عناب

One of the many things I love about Egypt is Karkadeh/Karkady or Hibiscus tea, which can be served hot or chilled. 387 more words

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Aswan & The Old Cataract Hotel

When Paul and I were planning our Nile trip we decided that we would spend two nights in Aswan after the cruise. Paul suggested that we stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and I loved this idea. 500 more words


The Palette of Narmer

The Palette of Narmer is ubiquitous when it comes to Art History 101 classes and textbooks and in my opinion, rightfully so! This particular piece allows the unamused math major in the back of the class at the very least a look into the history and sculpting ability the Egyptians had established as early as the 1st Dynasty. 450 more words

Art History